Healthy skin is skin with the ability to prevent external damage itself and should be able to maintain natural moisture. Our skin is continuously producing new dead skin cells every 28 days and falling off on its own. This is a self exfoliating process.
But 28 days turnover doesn’t work well for various reasons such as aging of the skin and hormonal changes.
If 28 days cycle is slowed down, dead skin cells pile up. When this happens the skin becomes dull and troublesome conditions such as milia, white bumps and pimples develop. At this point, we need to physically exfoliate dead skin cells.
In contrast, skin cells turnover is sped up, immune function is down, skin becomes sensitive or develops dermatitis. Atopic skin, you need to put on enough moisturizer, never ever exfoliate, find a good moisture cream that suits you.
When your skin needs to be exfoliated because of dead skin cells, please don’t use a scrub type exfoliator, exfoliating towel and exfoliating brush. They are not only too much for your skin but also might have germs in towels and brushes.
Instead of those things, I would recommend chemical peels, there are different types of chemical peels, such as gel-type serum(AHA, BHA), cream type and Gommage exfoliating product.
If you are elderly with dry skin, i would recommend night peel cream once a week at night. I’m using it too. I apply serum and this cream. I love it, it’s easy and simple to use. Pick up 1 or 2 and just apply it instead of moisturizing cream in the end. I feel my skin’s softer and brighter the next morning.
If you have oily skin but not many pimples i would recommend AHA. AHA is less irritating than BHA.
Gommage peel is good for all skin types. Gommage peel is used by professionals at the skincare salon. If you wanna use it at home, use it every two weeks. It’s actually good for cleansing pores and purifying the complexion. Gommage does not irritate the skin.
Make sure enough moisturizer is applied after chemical peel like (Alpha and Beta hydroxy acid or) Gommage. If you don’t have a mask, apply enough moisturizer cream.
For a good regular skin cycle, exfoliating is not only important but also your lifestyle is important.
Get enough sleep, drink plenty of water and eat well.
Also, Apply moisturizer frequently.
If you want more professional care, Skin&light have treatments for exfoliating plus glowing skin, I would recommend our Biophyto and RDM peel !
Give it a go!